How does one go about doing a complete uninstall of atom on Linux/Xubuntu


#1

I would like to do a complete uninstall of atom off of my hard drive and reinstall atom onto a USB 3.0 thumb drive.

My first attempt at moving the files to the USB didn’t allow atom to open and for some reason there were files that I had erased from my ~HOME dir that were re written back to the .atom file.
I was unable to find the folder that contains the ATOM_HOME path that I need to redirect to the new location of atom.
Any insight into this matter would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks :smile:


#2

When you open Atom and it can’t find all of the files it needs, it creates .atom/ as if opened for the first time.

I was unable to find the folder that contains the ATOM_HOME path that I need to redirect to the new location of atom.

You don’t need to do this if you set it up in portable mode, which is what you want to do.


#3

That’s what I’m the process of doing right now or I should say I’m going through the trial and error process of doing. After completely removing Atom from my hard drive I loaded it to a USB 3.1 and placed it into my /media/removable/usb_drive. Now I’m running into an issue of the Atom exe not loading. Any idea’s on why that would be happening??


#4

How did you download the version of Atom that’s currently on your USB?


#5

I downloaded this version atom-amd64.tar.gz from atom/atom off of the Github site and used Xarchiver to unpack it to my USB


#6

Hmm. I don’t see anything amiss with what you’ve told me, and I don’t know if there’s a way for me to emulate your environment enough to walk through it and see if I get a different result. Have you double-checked that the atom file is executable?

What happens if you do the same thing, but with Atom on your hard drive instead of the USB?